This year’s Left Forum featured a panel exploring Antonio Gramsci’s work as a major critic of capitalism. Part of a series on major critical thinkers, the panel explored how engagement with Gramsci’s work can advance and sharpen left strategies and tactics in our times. Check it out below.
Laura Flanders, The Laura Flanders Show
Kate Crehan, Professor Emerita, College of Staten Island and the Graduate Center, City University of New York
Chris Hedges, columnist for Truthdig and host of On Contact
On November 18th, the Murphy Institute hosted a forum providing an examination of the 2016 electoral season, in which working-class anxiety and rage assumed a central role. A group of prominent journalists including Laura Flanders, Harold Meyerson, Jamilah King and Julio Ricardo Varela assessed what the primaries and the general election say about the current political landscape, especially with regard to racial, gender and class voting patterns.
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Watch Lucia Gomez-Jimenez, Executive Director of La Fuente talk about organizing immigrant communities at a panel on “Emerging Leaders/Emerging Strategies: New Directions for Labor Studies and Its Allies” at Murphy. This event was held to celebrate the launch of the Murphy Institute Scholarship for Diversity in Labor Leadership and Labor Studies.
Last Friday, Sarah Jaffe, Juan Gonzalez, Errol Louis, Michael Hirsch and Ed Ott participated in a panel discussion in front of a packed house here at Murphy. The panelists analyzed the 2014 midterm elections, looking at what happened this time around and discussing the implications for the future.
Miss the Forum? Check out the livestream, embedded below and archived on our new YouTube channel.
A conversation about workers, communities and social justice